Hide sensitive tickets with a checkbox
This is a plugin that lets users mark tickets as "sensitive" with a checkbox on the ticket form. Sensitive tickets are viewable only to those with the
SENSITIVE_VIEW permission. There are the following use cases for this:
A user submits a security related ticket to a project's Trac, which is generally open to the public. They mark it as "Sensitive" so that only people in the internal team that deal with security issues can see the ticket.
A team uses Trac to handle its business development tasks, but wants to leave the record open for all. Some tasks, however, say, dealing with difficult clients, are sensitive. Those tickets are marked as sensitive and hidden to others, but viewable by the business development team.
- Hooks that send mail on ticket changes will still send mail for sensitive tickets; this may not be what you want.
- In versions of Trac prior to 1.0.2, if the plugin is removed, disabled, or fails to load, Trac will display sensitive tickets ("failing open" instead of "failing closed").
This plugin is supported on Trac 0.11.6 or higher.
See also: PrivateTicketsPlugin.
If you have any issues, create a new ticket.
Download the zipped source from here.
The plugin is also available on PyPI (compatible with Trac 1.0+).
General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.
Once this plugin is enabled, you have to insert it at the appropriate place in your list of permission policies in your
[trac] permission_policies = SensitiveTicketsPolicy, DefaultPermissionPolicy, LegacyAttachmentPolicy
For Trac 1.2, this will typically be:
[trac] permission_policies = SensitiveTicketsPolicy, ReadonlyWikiPolicy,DefaultPermissionPolicy, LegacyAttachmentPolicy
SENSITIVE_VIEW privileges will be able to see and act on tickets marked sensitive, as will any user configured to be able to bypass the sensitive marker. For example, his happens in the case the user is the ticket owner or reporter or is in the CC field, and the associated flags are set in
[sensitivetickets] section of
This plugin also adds the
SENSITIVE_ACTIVITY_VIEW permission, which is narrower in scope than
SENSITIVE_VIEW. Accounts with
SENSITIVE_ACTIVITY_VIEW will be able to see activity on sensitive material in the timeline, but will only be able to identify it by ticket number, comment number and timestamp. All other content will be redacted.
SENSITIVE_ACTIVITY_VIEW can be useful (for example) for providing a notification daemon the ability to tell that some activity happened without leaking the content of that activity.
Needs an environment upgrade or just adding the appropriate stanza to
trac.ini after enabling.